New Books 12/17/18

Current topics are on this shelf from the causes behind the opioid crisis to current research on medical marijuana, along with the 2018 Booker Prize winner by Anna Burns and a spin-off of George R. R. Martin’s Game of Thrones series.   Abandoned by W. Michael Gear A sci-fi action adventure, set on Donovan, a… Continue Reading New Books 12/17/18

New Books 12/10/18

If you are in the Christmas spirit you will find several books on this shelf that might interest you from the fiction of  Donna VanLiere and Richard Paul Evans to Country Living’s Christmas at Home book of ideas for decorating, baking, and crafting.  But there are also plenty of good selections to take you away… Continue Reading New Books 12/10/18

War, Not War, and Peace

Let’s Talk About It, Oklahoma (LTAIO) Let’s Talk About It, Oklahoma is a great way to connect with neighbors over books and ideas.  It is a reading and discussion series which consists of 4-5 sessions, each featuring a book from the chosen discussion theme. A humanities scholar opens each session telling about the author’s life,… Continue Reading War, Not War, and Peace

Children’s Christmas Book Review 2018

The Night Before Christmas by Clement C Moore and illustrated by Roger Duvoisin Rediscover a Christmas treasure – unavailable for decades – from beloved Caldecott Medal-winning illustrator Roger Duvoisin. The “Night Before Christmas” is a perfect holiday read-aloud for families.     I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas by John Rox and illustrated by Bruce… Continue Reading Children’s Christmas Book Review 2018

New Books 12/3/18

Among this modest shelf are the latest from David Baldacci, Janet Evanovich and Stephen King, along with a couple of new history books by two Pulitzer Prize nominees. Alice Isn’t Dead by Joseph Fink Spotting her late wife in news-report backgrounds, truck driver Keisha Taylor stumbles into an otherworldly conflict on the nation’s highway systems.… Continue Reading New Books 12/3/18

Miami Public Library Customer Survey

Click on link: People from all walks of life use library resources and services for a variety of reasons.  People come to the library to attend classes to improve their health or to participate in a book discussion.  They bring their children to the library for Lego League, S.T.E.A.M. classes, art classes or to participate… Continue Reading Miami Public Library Customer Survey

New Books 11/19/18

Although January is usually the month for resolutions of self-improvement, you can get a jump-start on the project with this shelf of books by learning to trade bad habits for good ones, cook like a pro or at least cook healthy, redecorate your home in a minimalist style, increase your knowledge of history, or better… Continue Reading New Books 11/19/18

New Books 11/12/18

If you follow suspense thriller series, this one’s for you – the newest of James Patterson, Michael Connelly, John Grisham, and Stuart Wood all on one shelf along with a lot of other really good reads.   Ambush by James Patterson When a series of attacks targeting Michael Bennett injures one of his children and… Continue Reading New Books 11/12/18

New Books 11/5/18

  American Dialogue: The Founders and Us by Joseph Ellis The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Founding Brothers presents an insightful examination of the relevance of the views of Washington, Jefferson, Madison and Adams to some of the most divisive issues in today’s America. Antique Traders Antiques & Collectibles by Eric Bradley Filled with expert advice,… Continue Reading New Books 11/5/18

New Books 10/22/18

If you recognize the name Hannah Swensen, William Monk, Virgil Flowers, Dalton Lee, or Isaiah Quintabe then know that we have the latest book in the series on this week’s list.  And if you aren’t sure what to read next, check out the mother-of-all lists by James Mustich. 1,000 Books to Read Before You Die… Continue Reading New Books 10/22/18

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